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July 5, 2010: Back to the Future destination time is a hoax!

July 6, 2010 by · 75 Comments 

People around the world are searching for back to the future in July 5, 2010. I wonder why a lot of people are looking for it. It recently topped the trends of major search engines just a few minutes ago. My friends thought that maybe there’s a remake of the famous movie series Back to the Future, or there’s a sequel of the 1990 film, Back to the Future III.

We’ve done our research and found out that there’s no sequel and there’s no Back to the Future IV. The 4th part is just a long-rumored sequel of the Back to the Future trilogy.

The real reason why people are searching for “Back to the Future in July 5, 2010” is because Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown set the destination time of the DeLorean DMC-12 (the time machine car) to July 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM.

The sad news is, we’ve been tricked by a Photoshop artist. Total Film reported that the circulating Back to the Future movie-still was edited and the destination is not really July 5, 2010. Check the edited picture below that started this rumor.

So what’s the real time destination? Is July 5, 2010 not true after all? We can’t confirm it yet. A video proof about it was also removed from Vimeo.com.

We’ll do some more research about it. If you have more insights or facts about this, please do leave a comment below.

UPDATE: Here’s an update on our research about July 5, 2010 and its relation to BTTF. Tony, one of the people who left a comment at SciFiBlog.net watched a DVD and honestly clarified it for us:

Doc DOES NOT set the time circuits for anytime in 2010.
It is his intention to go “25 years into the future” (on Oct 26th 1985) but as you well know he is not able to travel through time at this point as he is chased down and caught by the Lybians before he manages to key this date in. By this point he has only input 4 dates to the time circuits;
- 1 minute into the future, to send his dog through time.
- July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence (Showing Marty where they ‘could go’)
- December 25, 0000 (same as above, birth of Jesus)
- November 5, 1955 – the date when he discovered the Flux Capacitor, and where marty ends up. (Doc – “A red letter day in the history of science”)

I think the confusion has come about between the July 4th 1776, and the idea he “Intended” on travelling to the year 2010.

I have an .MKV copy of BTTF 1 to 3 in my HD media player and I think I have to watch it as well to prove if Tony is telling the truth or not. I will provide a screenshot here on my next update.

ANOTHER UPDATE: After watching Back to the Future 1, I found out that the above image is really photoshopped, and Tony is telling the truth.

Here are the actual movie stills I took while watching Back to the Future Part 1.

Angular view of the edited movie still

Actual view of the edited movie still

Destination: Declaration of Indepence

Destination: Birth of Christ

Destination: The day Dr. Brown Invented Time Travel

As you can see, the date October 26, 1985 was edited to July 5, 2010, as shown in the image here from Twitter. The image circulating above is proven fake and I can personally attest that it’s really not true.

Currently, I’m recording a video of the part where I took the movie stills, to show more proof that the circulating image is really edited. Hang on…

JUST ANOTHER UPDATE: As promised, below is the video to prove that the July 5, 2010 destination is edited. Forgive me for the extremely poor video quality (3GP format). The video is just recorded with my good old Blackberry 9000. The video runs in 1 minute and 54 seconds only.
YouTube Preview Image

JUST ANOTHER ANOTHER UPDATE: After almost 24 hours since this rumor sprouted, the one who started this all e-mailed our editor. They honestly said that it’s a hoax and they’ve confessed for what they’ve done. They are just having a good time and we are having a good time as well. So everybody is having a good time and we should all be happy! Haha!

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75 Responses to “July 5, 2010: Back to the Future destination time is a hoax!”
  1. net searcher says:

    No, there was supposedly a scene in Back to the Future when Doc sets the time machine for that date. We wanted to see if it was true.

  2. k3ndra says:

    It is because in the BTTF movie Doc set the DeLorean to July 5 and people are searching to see if it was July 5 2010, or July 5 2015 — there is a bit of a discrepancy. I’m still searching for an answer myself!

  3. J Finch says:

    People are searchign for it because July 5th, 2010 was the day the time-machine was sent to in Back to the Future part 2. Today is the future…just no flying cars or re-hydrating pizzas.

    • Akbar says:

      Nope – he goes to 2015!

    • J Finch says:

      Not sure why you are showing stills from Back to the Future Part 1 as proof…thats when they went back to the past. They go to the future in Part 2. And going off Wiki…that was to 2015.

  4. Mike says:

    In 1985 (Back to the Future #1) Doc sets the date on the DeLorean to July 5th 2010, before Marty goes to 1955. The Libyans show up, and the date gets switched, and instead of going 25 years into the future (Doc’s original intention), Marty goes to 1955.

  5. Ashly says:

    Hey come to this site

  6. Davy V says:

    People are mistaking this for the release date the movie was given. In the theaters, BTTF was released in the US July 5 1985… Even though the movie was set in October 1985.

  7. Al says:

    Actually, in Back to the Future 1, Doc enters 3 dates into the time machine to show Marty how it works:

    1) The signing of the declaration of independence
    2) The birth of Christ
    3) November 5, 1955 where he proceeds to tell Marty about the story of how he discovered the flux capacitor.

    In Back to the Future II, the date of the future is October 21, 2015 and of course Back to the Future III shows the Delorean going back to 1855 and then back again to 1985.

    All the dates in the Back to the Future series all end in 5 (1985, 1955, 1855, 2015), and there is no mention of the year 2010, never mind July 5, 2010.

    • Eric says:

      Actually, at the beginning of the first film, Doc does mention to Marty that he plans to go 25 years into the future to see the progress of mankind and 25 years from 1985 is 2010, but Doc doesn’t say the exact date. He ends up getting shot and Marty goes to 1955. They then change to 30 years in the future which is 2015.

    • Will Gloria says:

      What a flipping idiot son of a bitch!! In part three, Doc ends up in the year 1885, not 1855!!! Hence the joke about the school teacher that fell into Shonash Ravine “100 years ago”!! This is accurate seeing as Marty is from 1985. No time in the year 2010 is ever shown, period.

  8. Sees says:

    Hi. Learn math. 1985-1955 is THIRTY YEARS. Thirty years into the future would be 2015.

    • Belfrey says:

      This does not mean that Doc originally travelled to 2015. It only means that Doc took Marty and Jennifer to 2015 to show them how screwed up their kids are. Theoretically, Doc could have travelled to 2010 and lived there for 5 years. In fact, given his knowledge of the future, I assume that had lived there for quite awhile. THE END.

  9. Adslice says:

    I think it’s October 21, 2015

    • DMCMarc says:

      YOU ARE RIGHT!!! THE ONLY DATE IN THE FUTURE THAT IS KNOWN FOR SURE IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 AT 4:29PM PDT

  10. Wammy says:

    I knew it, it was fake. You can easily notice it in the edited image. It’s obviously photoshopped. Thanks for this post! You did a great job! The images and video will help confused BTTF fans out there.

    • J Finch says:

      She did a terrible job. She researched Back to the Future Part 1 to prove it. It was a AL (message above) that has got the correct answer.

  11. waterpool says:

    Oh.. I’ve been tricked! I really thought that July 5, 2010 is the destination time. This day should be epic!

  12. Markus says:

    Thanks for the screenshots. I’ve been googling it since the rumor sprouted in Twitter, but I can’t find the real original image from the movie. Good thing you watched the video again and provided movie stills for us.

    Thanks Naomi!

    • ryan says:

      Why is all this research focused on the first movie, which had absolutely NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FUTURE? Can someone with a brain please put the second disc in and check the dates?

  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_287DcozdMw

    at 2:57 you can see where Doc sets the correct date, not today…

  14. SiriuS says:

    http://www.twitvid.com/CCTSQ
    http://www.twitvid.com/BEJOU

    These are two HQ video parts of the movie where you can see the dates.

  15. Gary says:

    Earliest mention I can find is by twitter account @Photocritic:

    http://twitter.com/Photocritic/status/17785208553

    Can anyone find a mention earlier than that?

  16. It actually wasn’t a hoax. The date really was July 5th 2010 but Marty travelled to the future and changed it back. We only know of the change because Kitt developed time travel capabilities and Michael Knight travelled back in time to grab a screenshot on his mobile phone…

    Amazing really.

  17. Nick says:

    For those that keep saying look at Back to the Future 2… No one is looking at it, because the rumor clearly states “Back to the Future”… which is the first film. If they meant “Back to the Future II, they would have said it. Clearly they didn’t. Besides, everyone knows BTTF II is set in 2015. So technically to go to 2010, they’d be going in to the past. defeating your argument of “look at BTTF II”. People are just ignorant and will believe anything these days.

  18. Peter Gowdy says:

    At the end of Back to the Future Doc and Marty travel from Oct 26th 1985 to Oct 21st 2015.
    At other times in the trilogy they travel back to 1955 and 1885. Doc even sets the time to 0000 Dec 25th whilst showing Marty examples of possible dates to input, At no point do they travel to 2010 and at no point do they set the “clock” to 05/07 (07/05 if you’re American).

    So that’s that cleared up…

  19. Kellie says:

    The guy who drafted this page is unlikely to be wrong imo.
    http://bttf.skippypodar.net/delorean-trips.html

  20. It’s 2015, folks. 2015! I’ve always known that – been looking forward to it!

  21. DeBravo says:

    Doc Brown of Timeline 1 had always dreamed of seeing the future, looking beyond his years, seeing the progress of mankind, and seeing who would win the next twenty-five World Series (the 1985 World Series was won by Kansas City Royals on Oct 27th 1985 4-3, day after the movie was set OR the day Marty had his car crash with the rolls) The NEXT 25 World Series [1986-2010] ends Nov 4th 2010.

    On October 26, 1985, he was preparing to set the time circuits to 2010, but the Libyans found him before he could input the new destination time. Doc Brown of Timeline 2 preferred going 30 years ahead, and traveled to 2015 after dropping Marty off at Lyon Estates.

  22. DeBravo says:

    the date in 2015 is October 21st.

  23. Pablo Moroe says:

    Welle, synchronize your watches: see you on Oct. 21st, 2015!

  24. Lomara says:

    http://youtu.be/TfGBWXA3HWg – video of all of the dated entered into the time circuits in all 3 films. Nowhere does 2010 appear in any of the films.

  25. Squall says:

    To help clear things up, Doc Brown states when they arrive in the future (BttFII) that the date is October 21st, 2015, shortly after a brief look at the car’s display. He also states that it’s 4:29pm.

  26. Michael says:

    The greatest publicity stunt for the 25th anniversary of the film. Cheap too. Conan O’Brien is right. One tweet and then it’s all over the place.

  27. gary says:

    damn! u guys listen to the voice on the background! hahaha…filipinos! u rock!

  28. idiots says:

    Wow you guys should never have anything to do with BTTF again if you didn’t even know anything about the years entered into the Delorean

    Was a whole investigation warranted? If you have the mkv you could have looked first before posting all this. IMDB could have even helped you understand another is not coming out.

  29. Miguel says:

    I’m pretty sure that in BTTF 2, they travel to year 2015 (which, BTW is the same year Lisa Simpson almost marries that British guy), but I have never noticed the exact date, if it is even showed at all.

  30. kreaturae says:

    The real date should be 2015, from 1985 he went 30 years into the past(1955) and 30 years into the future (2015)…

  31. Bigger BTTF Fan Than You says:

    All of you are stupid, stupid, stupid! I am probably one of the foremost experts on Back to the Future, and the 2nd movie is my all-time favorite, and it BUGS ME TO NO END that the rest of you are so ignorant.

    I am here to tell you they go 30 years into the future from 1985. 30! They even say it in the end of part I! Not to mention, they mention it in the intro to part II! Not to mention even further, it FLAT OUT SAYS IT ON THE TIME CIRCUITS.

    MORONS. SEE THE MOVIE FIRST BEFORE CLAIMING TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

  32. Budman says:

    The year the Doc actually travels to is 2015, 30 years into the future (nice round number). But originally when telling Marty how far into the future he’s going, he says 25 years. This is before Marty makes his trip but he never enters the date into the machine. So, the exact date is never known, but the year would be 2010.

  33. Markus says:

    On wow… a lot of BTTF fans are going crazy about this!

  34. Markus says:

    BTTF fans are really funny.. haha! Too bad, this hoax went over…

  35. timmy says:

    Oh.. I really thought this was true!

  36. roger says:

    thanks for clearing this up Naomi!

  37. paul maclane says:

    It is his intention to go “25 years into the future” (on Oct 26th 1985) but as you well know he is not able to travel through time at this point as he is chased down and caught by the Lybians before he manages to key this date in. By this point he has only input 4 dates to the time circuits;
    - 1 minute into the future, to send his dog through time.
    - July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence
    - December 25, 0000
    - November 5, 1955 – the date when he discovered the Flux Capacitor, and where marty ends up.

    OMG! I’m too late to know this news… I wasn’t online that day. I’m an avid BTTF fan!

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  39. sikaet says:

    i verry like this movie, great movie

  40. john says:

    Christ wasn’t born on Dec 25th thats just a made up date to suit the calendar well
    its was more around the fall season

  41. Ali C says:

    The whole thing is this- When the Libians shoot Doc, Marty goes back to November 5, 1955. In Back to the future 2, when the guy tells Marty to save the clock tower, he mentions it was 60 years earlier from that date, which would have made it 2015. However, it does for some reason say in the DeLorean that the date they were just in was October 26th, 2015. Either way it’s still 2015

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